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Monday, December 3, 2007

Small treasures ~

Have you ever received a gift that is so "you" that you can't believe the giver knew how much you'd love that particular item?? Last Christmas I had a sweet friend and customer of The Plum Tree give me the most wonderful gift . . . it's this sample button card from an old store. I guess that's what it is but all I know is that I LOVE IT!


I just couldn't believe she bought it for me! The tattered corners, the handwriting under each button and of course, the gorgeous buttons themselves ~ everything is just so beautiful to me. I keep it in an odd place. It's leaning inside of a large, old doll trunk that is opened on my hearth, just so I can see it all the time. Don't you think they are miniature works of art?

To stop and think about what someone really loves, collects and enjoys is the true secret of gift-giving. Try not to think of what you love, but what do they love. It may be something so inexpensive, simple and easy-to-find. Often we think if it's expensive and flashy, they will really love it, but that's not always the case. If it's thoughtful, true to what the receiver loves and enjoys ~

it will be a gift to be cherished . . .


17 comments:

Lori said...

Dawn, that button card is so wonderful!!! what a lovely gift!!!

Lee W. said...

Oh- how awesome. I've never seen one like that. I can see why you love it!

Donna O'Brien said...

Yes, yes, miniature works of art for sure. You are a lucky gal to have these- the handwritng just makes them so special. LOVE them!!
D.

Holley said...

What a thoughtful friend! She found a treasure, the buttons are beautiful.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I would be thrilled to. These are soo charming and I love the history. Clarice

Sandra Evertson said...

Yes, it is Fabulous!
Happy Holidays!
Sandra Evertson

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Love your button card, Dawn. Very nice. The giver must have truly known you.... Have a wonderful day.

Kitty

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

I'm so happy that this special treasure collection found its way to someone who would truly "cherish" it always.

Blessings,

Sher

Sherry said...

These buttons are lovely...such a simple gift to give, but it has obviously been given from the heart because it speaks to your heart. Of course you want this somewhere that you can just gaze on it's beauty.

Vintage Tea said...

That's such a lovely gift, I always find it's the more thoughtful gifts I remember and not the expensive ones.

Best Wishes

Victoria

Cottage Magpie said...

What a stunning gift. They really are works of art, aren't they?
~Angela :-)

annie lockhart said...

i am not surprised at all that one of your customers "knows" you so well...as i am sure you are one of the most giving and attentive shopkeepers there ever was. i'd still just love to pop in there one day and sit for a long chat...then go out for a margarita! ha!

Jennifer said...

how can you NOT love that!!???

kristinco said...

J'adore ces vieux cartons de boutons et les boƮtes sur lesquels ils s'affichent !!!

red tin heart said...

Dawn, these are wonderful!! And you are right about gift giving. People should observe what others really love before purchasing them a gift. I always try to do that. Because when you get something you love you always remember that. Good post. xoxo Nita

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I love this! Definatly a mini work of art. :)

Heather

Sepia Art Studio said...

I was meaning to write on this post earlier, but then somehow did not posted it.
Isn't it such a delight to receive wonderful parcels from friends? This button cards looks, such a item i could take in my home also!
I love button cards, the older the better.

delila

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